1602 A.D.: Creation of a New World is a real-time strategy game, set around the 17th century period of history. The game is based around colony building and resource management on a series of small islands. It includes aspects of exploration, combat, diplomacy and trade. The focus lies more in economic aspects and production cycles than combat. Anno 1602/1602 AD – Keyboard Shortcuts Some of these are in the manual, but not all (at least not in my manual), so here is a list. Those indicated. may only work in later versions.
.: February 1, 2000,Mode(s),Anno 1602: Creation of a New World, entitled 1602 A.D. In North America, is a 1998 developed by and published. Set in the, it requires the player to build on small islands and manage resources, exploration, diplomacy and trade.
The game design is noteworthy for its attempt to implement a 'progressive', meaning that the pace of the game changes in response to how quickly players act.Anno 1602 was a commercial blockbuster that attracted buyers outside the usual demographic of German computer games, including a significant percentage of female customers. It was the German market's best-selling computer game of 1998, and remained the region's highest seller of all time by 2003, with over 1.7 million units sold in German-speaking countries. The game was less successful in international markets, but ultimately sold above 2.7 million copies worldwide by 2004. Anno 1602 began the, which led to the sequels,. Contents.Gameplay Anno 1602 aims to be a mix of simulation and strategy gaming, giving players the chance to create a realistic and lively world, modeling it to their liking.
The ultimate goal of the game is to discover chains of islands, settle them, develop on them, and then trade with other players. Players can also trade with their own colonies, and various neutral CPU controlled players such as native tribesmen. Even though the game focuses heavily on an economic standpoint, on various occasions the player will be forced (or will bring it upon others) to defend their islands against possible enemies.Anno 1602 is a colony building and trading.
The player controls an unnamed European nation in 1602 AD that is looking to expand their power into the New World. As the game starts, the player will need to find a nearby island, colonize it, and start building up an economy. The US release contains all 6 scenarios (in addition to the tutorial and training game) that were included in the original European release, as well as 9 new scenarios, along with a 'free play role'.In Anno 1602, the player can choose to play out one of the game's many scenarios or engage in a free form game.
The game also features and play with up to 4 other players simultaneously. Because the network play is less sophisticated than that of modern games, lags and disconnections often occur. Despite this, Anno 1602 is still occasionally played by small groups of LAN PC gamers, or by players over the internet.
The game is also playable via connection.Civilizations Anno 1602 is designed to be as nationalistically neutral as possible. After entering a character name, the player is asked to pick one of four different colored banners to represent their country. The absence of different civilizations with different characteristics contrasts with other games such as, and.Technology Unlike other games where technology plays a major role in one player defeating another, Anno 1602 instead makes technology upgrades more relevant in inner-colony affairs. Instead of buying upgrades to ships to perform better in huge naval battles, it is often the case that upgrades are made so that the ships can carry more cargo, and therefore make the colony more money. The majority of the buildings in the game also can / must be technologically upgraded throughout the game to please the colony's citizens, which produces more cash for the colony, with which the player can continue upgrading their nation and expand to other islands.Buildings Anno 1602 is about discovery. As the colony grows and spreads, the player gains access to more and more building types and citizens construct bigger and more impressive housing for themselves.
The player is required to reach a certain level before access is gained to weapons factories. Once the player has the factories, a large number of buildings are needed to produce weapons, and additional buildings to construct units.
After the buildings are constructed, the player must pay a constant flow of money to keep each building running. This 'line of production', though difficult, has been incorporated into newer games such as.Custom scenarios Anno 1602 allows for the creation of user-made maps, using the Scenario Builder. This tool is simpler and easier to learn than comparable editors used in more modern games, but it has fewer capabilities.
This, along with instant 'Random Maps', keeps many players coming back to Anno 1602.Not all versions of Anno 1602 shipped with a map editor, therefore several editors were created.Development. Anno 1602 was developed in the rural town of.Anno 1602 was conceived in April 1996 at, a -based game developer founded in 1991. Following a period of financial turmoil in which the company neared bankruptcy, the team began Anno as a to its earlier title, a competitor of. The team at Max Design numbered only four members: designer Wilfried Reiter, brothers Martin and Albert Lasser and artist Ulli Koller. Anno 1602 's design occurred gradually. From December 17 till December 22, 2018, the game was given away to users for free on PC.
Distribution and commercial performance Debut Anno 1602 was a commercial hit. In the German market, the title debuted in first place on Media Control's computer game sales rankings for the second half of April 1998, and held the position after six weeks on the charts.
By that time, it had sold 200,000 units. Der Spiegel reported in June that this performance made Anno the title with 'the best chance to become the German number one this year'. The game subsequently received a 'Platinum' award from the Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland (VUD), for sales of at least 200,000 units throughout the German-speaking world: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Anno 1602 's streak at #1 ended in the latter half of June when captured the spot, which it maintained for 16 weeks. Sunflowers' game remained at second on the Media Control charts for the last two weeks of June, July, August and September.